Sierra Nevada – Narwhal Imperial Stout

This was one epic brew.  The Sierra Nevada Narwhal.

From the label:

A malt-forward monster, highlighting the depths of malt flavor.

Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring incredible depth of malt flavor, rich with notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety smooth body and decadent finish, Narwhal will age in the bottle for years to come

Yes, epic.  I said it.  Trust me.

Deep, dark, and heavy, this brew was like drinking pure awesome.  It has a particular focus around the deep malts, espresso, and cocoa, but keeps its balance by letting a tiny bit of the hops filter in.

I want everyone to try this.  It’s a 10.2% ABV, so don’t try this without something to eat, but I suggest a dessert, instead of a dinner.

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